See, Click, Fix, News

This article looks at how a Connecticut journalist used the online nuisance reporting tool SeeClickFix to get locals involved in his newspaper's newsgathering and storytelling.
January 8, 2010, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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SeeClickFix is a website where visitors can post about local problems and bring them to the attention of neighbors and public officials.

"Mr. Hardy drew a SeeClickFix map of the paper's coverage area last spring and posted some sample issues, but the map did not receive responses until an article about the site ran in The Hartford Courant. After the article, Mr. Hardy noticed new issues on his map and added a SeeClickFix widget to the Journal Inquirer site last August, where it drew many comments."

Other newspapers are also using the site to inform readers about local issues, and to discover locally-reported issues they may not have known about.

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Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in The New York Times
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